Helen Irlen is an American psychologist who developed the comprehensive, and thorough, coloured lens treatment protocol for perceptual processing difficulties.
She coined the term Irlen Syndrome, which some other practitioners refer to as "Visual Stress" or "Pattern Glare" or "Meares-Irlen Syndrome".
Irlen Syndrome is not the same thing as Dyslexia, but a person with Irlen Syndrome is often mistaken to have Dyslexia. Once the Irlen needs have been met, many patients read far more efficiently, such that there are no Dyslexia-type signs or symptoms left to address.
A key underlying common thread through the various signs and symptoms of those with Irlen Syndrome, is that of Stress - we none of us do well when stressed, and Irlen lenses ease stress and fatigue.
(Do note, that a 'syndrome' is not a disease, it is a cluster of Signs and Symptoms that bundle together as a well-defined clinical entity).
The Irlen Method has helped tens of thousands of patients by providing a long-term solution to reading problems, headaches, light sensitivity, ADD and ADHD, autism and many other ailments – by directly addressing a core problem: the situations in there has been an overwhelming of the brain’s inability to process Visual information.
If you or your child have been suffering, then you deserve to know more about the most widely used, research-based, and most effective solution available to you. The symptoms of Irlen Syndrome are wide-ranging, but the solutions -Irlen coloured overlays and Irlen Spectral Filters (worn as either glasses or contacts) – are straightforward and available to you.
Irlen tints address the underlying perceptual processing difficulties and light sensitivity that can contribute to reading difficulties, headaches, and attention difficulties.
Mark and Tim Eagle are credentialed Irlen Diagnosticians, and we have a number of staff who are credentialed Irlen Screeners.
Book an appointment with either our Irlen Screeners to begin your journey in learning about Irlen Syndrome, and you will in due course meet Mark or Tim to investigate issues further if evidence warrants it.